I have quite the growing collection of woven fabrics, but for years I almost exclusively sewed with knits. I never felt completely confident in my fabric knowledge and that kept me from really exploring more woven garment patterns. Now that I have a better handle on picking the fabrics that are more appropriate for the garment, I have a new love of woven garments.
Last week I was looking for a quick morning project and decided to find a pattern that would be perfect for this rayon chambray from Indiesew. Unfortunately this fabric is already sold out, but this black and white crepe would be amazing for this pattern. After scanning through my pattern collection I came across the Seamwork Loretta and knew it was the perfect choice.
Week 2 recap of Me Made May is finally here. It has been a strange few weeks for my business which I will be sharing more about tomorrow on the blog, but I really wanted to recap every week since I am really learning so much about my clothes choices this month.
If you didn’t get a chance to read my recap from the first week of this years Me Made May you can read it here.
I have been DEEP in pattern testing Eastlake this week, learning more about full bust adjustments and waist darts than I ever realized possible, and totally forgot to post about my Sew the Year May plans. So I am remedying that today.
May is bogged down with Me Made May and this pattern test so I am going to focus on basics for myself, something I don’t sew nearly enough.
It is no secret that my life is a funny combination of pattern designer and momming. Basically I am all over the map and need basics I can grab for when I am running out the door to dance/gymnastics/preschool or just doing work on the computer.
Spring has finally arrived in Seattle and I couldn’t be happier to sew up some fun springy outfits for the kids and I. My Sew the Year plans for April are all about the hope of warmer weather in the future, and a little egg hunting later this month.
The first project I am going to work on is the Sewaholic Alma Blouse which is playing double duty for me. Not only is it going to be the most amazing spring top but it is also the base pattern I am using for a super super special project I am working on for my future sister in law. I can’t share anything about it now but I promise to share when I can later this summer.
Tomorrow I will be sharing my Sew the Year sewing plans for April but today I wanted to share how March went.
To recap my plans, I planned to sew a knit View Ridge and the Colette Myrtle dress. I am happy to say I managed to sew them both this month! First month since starting this fun challenge that I actually got both projects done.
My Colette Myrtle dress was the perfect outfit for my daughters elementary school auction. I was dressed up without being too over the top and it was fun to almost take on a different persona with this outfit. Because faux leather is most definitely not my usual style.
Shortly after I released the View Ridge pattern last year I sewed up one in knit. It was everything I had hoped it would be, but then I never shared it with all of you. I wear it often and thought I would finally sew one up for you for March Sew the Year and share. Make sure to read all the way through because I have a fun pattern bundle to share as well.
I am so excited to have Michelle from Style Maker Fabrics joining me today. As part of my Sew the Year series, Michelle is going to share some great spring fabric inspiration as well as some great patterns that work well with them. Make sure to also check out her Spring Style Tour that is happening now.
Like all of you, I have been following along with Kimberly’s Sew the Year series admiring her planning and thought behind her wardrobe for this year. She has definitely inspired me to set more goals and plan out what I am going to sew. Now to just find the time!
This dress has a story that I want to share with all of you. If you have been reading my blog long you probably recognize this black and white fabric. You see, I made a maxi dress like 3 years ago out of it. And I wanted to love it at the time but you know what, I never ever wore it. So a couple years ago I hacked off the sleeves and I had a renewed love of it. But that love has faded over the years. The reality is that I never ever grab for it, so it needed a new life.